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Sunday, April 7, 2013


State of Kentucky
County of Rockcastle

     On this 26th day of April 1852 personally appeared before me Thos. J. Smith the undersigned, an acting Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State above mentioned, Hector McKay aged 49 years a resident of the county and State aforesaid, who being first duly sworn according to law doth state upon his oath, that he is the Administrator of the estate of Jane McKay, deceased, who was the wife of Alexander McKay, deceased, doth on his oath make and subscribe to the following declaration on behalf of the heirs of the said Alexander and Jane McKay, deceased, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisionary act of Congress of the United States passed the 4 July 1836, or the provisions of such acts of Congress as might apply to the following same case,

Doth declare on his oath that the said Alexander McKay, deceased, is the identical man, who was a soldier in the War of the Revolution, against Great Britain – From the County of Rowan State of North Carolina, that the said McKay served a part of the time as a private in the North Carolina Militia, and a part of the time in the Continental North Carolina line, and is informed and [verily] believes in some of the tours aforesaid. The said Alexander McKay served once under Captain Pearl, and once under and belonged to the Company Commanded by Captain Campbell, and was commissioned while in the service aforesaid a Sergeant or Lieutenant, and acted in that capacity the greater portion of the time the said McKay served in the war of the Revolution aforesaid, and computing the different times in all was not less than two years, or there about, and that the said Alexander McKay is the identical man that served as aforesaid, and after serving out the different period for which he entered the service aforesaid faithfully was honorably discharged in the war aforesaid, said discharge having long since been lost, and that the said Alexander McKay is the identical man who was married in the County of Rowan, State of North Carolina to Jane Munroe, which took place the early part of the year 1779, and before the close of the war of the Revolution, and is the identical parties mentioned in the annexed Marriage Bond, that said McKay and wife aforesaid married in the County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, after the close of the war aforesaid until the year 1812, which time the said McKay and wife aforesaid migrated to Garrard County, State of Kentucky, and there remained up to his death, never claiming pension, being ignorant of his rights, his death happened in said County and State the year 1830 leaving his wife, Jane, a widow and some children who survived him, and shortly thereafter his said widow and children migrated from Kentucky to Jefferson County, Indiana, and there remained a widow ignorant of her rights to a pension, never claimed one up to her death which happened 5th day of July 1845, leaving the following and only children who survive their ancestors, the said McKay & wife, Viz: Alexander McKay,Jr., Margaret Munroe, late Margaret McKay, Hugh McKay, William McKay, Hector McKay, that the said Alexander McKay deceased having served his country faithfully in the war aforesaid, that he presents this petition in right of his children to a pension to the department of the United States that governs such causes at Washington City, and reference to the North Carolina Revolutionary Rolls, and the proof in the cause, which is herewith respectfully submitted, will doubtless award to the heirs aforesaid their claim to a pension, as the law of the US direst.

                                                                                                Hector McKay (Adm.)
Marriage Bond of Alexander McKay to Jean Munroe

Marriage Bond of Alexander McKay and Jane Munroe:

North Carolina

County of Rowan

Know all men by these presents, that we, Alexander McKay and Robert McKay of the County and residence aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto said State in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds for the true payment whereof, we jointly and severally bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, and each of them firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated the 12th day of March anno Dom. 1779.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound, Alexander McKay hath made application for a license for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Jean Munroe of the County aforesaid. Now, if it shall not appear at any time hereafter that there is any lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in force and virtue.

Signed, sealed and delivered,                                                 Alexander X (his mark)McKay {Seal}

In presence of                                                                            Robert X McKay (his mark) {Seal]